AN UPSIDE DOWN WORLD,
one of several very unusual poems in this book
There’s an upside-down world most of you
know little about. The upside-down cake was
invented up here, but someone took the recipe
down one day so you could have it. Too bad
there isn’t more you remember from this place
where life is being lived never feeling blue.
Please, come on up sometime and see how we
turn the ups and downs of life into the ups and ups.
Quite often we wish you’d visit, you know. You
see, if you were feeling down, you’d get upbeat
in seconds. We’ve had people’s high blood
pressure going down in a whoosh for sure. Try it.
If you visit long enough, you’ll have a good chance
to become even-keeled and start appreciating
what what’s up really means. But if you think to
come here to flaunt your ego, talking down
to others, you’ll be in for quite a shock. You will
be talking up, praising them to high heaven.
Once you get over that, you’ll start feeling
quite at home, I promise. At least we all hope you
will. Come have a look at our upside-down ways,
our habits, pleasures; why we chose to be here;
where we’re going, and why we think we’ve got
the real deal without being uppity about it.
Oh, but you want to know about our sex life, right?
How we do it? Well, angels we ain’t-we multiply,
but what do you wanna hear-you, who already
know the Kama Sutra backward? Oh? The up and
down part? Well, what if the apple Eve dropped
bounced up before Adam got down to business?
We flipped over; Mankind fell. Once you get used to
loafing upside-down, you’ll figure it out. But let’s
have some upside-down cake now. You’ll find it goes
up well. Logic never went down well up here, but
you’ll be fine; you won’t throw up-see how healthy we
look? The bottom line: we beat gravity and live it up.
We’ve got here all you’ll ever need. We love to share,
and have resolved such opposites like war and peace,
good and bad. Impossible, you say? Not so! Long ago
we tossed the ‘im’ of im-possible to make such things
possible. Welcome to our upside-down world.
Here, take my hand and just flip over. You’ll see.